We Are Deep In the Heart of Texas

Nomadic seasons of farming adventures with nature thrown in to include; a pinch of family, snippets of friends, counting our blessings, paying IT forward, home school, and the spicy things I decide to rant about.







Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last Day of the Year, 2008

Many changes this year,

I want to remember tv personality Tim Russert. I miss his show Meet the Press. I have not been able to complete one show since his death from a heart attack. The world is a much less objective place without his fair reporting.

I also want to recognize Bernie Mac, who cracked me up when he did stand up and talked about raising children. Charlton Heston death also sticks with me because he was so talented and as I child I grew up with his movies on TV. Bo Diddley's death is a huge loss to the music world, no one can make a guitar cry as he did. Isaac Hayes's butter voice also a sad loss. Mr. George Caitlin, who was so profane but such an asset to freedom of speech. Golden Girls' Estelle Geddy, my favorite character. Mr Blue Eyes himself, Paul Newman in one of my all time favorite movies, Cool Hand Luke. Dody Goodman was an awesome comic. Eartha Kitt's voice in the universe will be missed. I know there are many more of those in the public eye but the one who made me sit back and actually cry was Mr. Tim Russert.

As far as my own circle of family friends, this year I am fortunate. We lost no one. However, on the 20Th this year. I called Honey to let her now how much I still love and miss Jo Jo. I can not believe its been a full year. Then again, I know the hole in my heart is still there and I miss my most beloved friend. It's weird but, I am not the 'connective' type of female. I rarely make friends because I am off in my own world focusing on my home, family, farm and surroundings. Jo Jo meant the world to me, she was the person I would become as far as 'pure faith and strength of character.'

I am also celebrating this year because America elected her first 'black' or 'African-American' President. About time, now lets move on to some one who came from true working class stock. Have you ever noticed no preachers have been elected? Can you not have 'faith' and 'democracy' in one person?

PRICES at the end of the year:

Honey crisp Apple $2.99 a pound
1 gallon whole milk $3.99
1 gallon unleaded gasoline $1.42
1 package of ramen noodle soup .20c
1 pound of regular white bread $2.19
1 pound of 80% ground beef $2.29
1 pound of NY Strip Steak $8.99
1 head of lettuce, $1.25
1 dozen store eggs white, large $1.69
1 (12 pack) national brand soda $4

I AM HOPING AND PRAYING :

for world peace
for no one to go hungry
education for all who desire to learn
shelter, monies, medicine for those without
no persecution based upon--skin, gender, age, sexual preference, disability, religion, or need

Big wishes to all,
Thanks to Our Creator,
And remember with
Our Creator;
All IS POSSIBLE--In Time

Happy New Year
Nekkid Chicken Dancing Through

Monday, December 29, 2008

Help!!!! LOL Still a week to go!

My boys are stir crazy. When it gets a bit warmer, I am sending them outside to chase Mr. Salad Fingers or our chickens with a water hose. Winter break finds them mostly wrestling with each other and running through the house.

Though Saenz likes to spice things up by using one of the cats as a shotgun pointed at his brother. ROFL

I guess the idea is to smite Zephyr with a feline gas attack.

For Mom & Dad,

I know you check this blog while on the road so, I will say Happy New Year. I will try calling you again but your cell service keeps dropping the calls. My guess is your up North again.

Plans for the coming year:

This year, I am trying to convince my dear husband to install a green house. I am seriously tired of paying crazy prices for yucky store produce and still do not want to find the Rattler surprise or Fire Ant hills before stepping on either.

Several kind eBayers, userid Rooster613 http://blogs.ebay.com/rooster613, the Star Trek Rabbi,

Lori sent heirloom pole beans,

Tali sent rhubarb

Ddskitty sent peppers and melons seeds

Shartey sent ajuga which was promptly eaten by our green greedy hens; then probably killed off by the unpredicted freezes we have gotten.


Each of these wonder folks have been gracious & helpful with my gardening learning curve. I hope to use soon as the almanac or this crazy weather points to no more freezes.

Fingers crossed this year GREEN HOUSE.

NOTE:

1. Sad to report but Saenz's Henny Penny (red production) had to be put down. She reinjured her wing beyond repair and the humane thing was to put her out of her misery since her coop mates and roosters would not leave her alone. Rest in Peace....... Ms. Henny Penny

2. Our really confused Rhode Island Red rooster, Sprocket the Spanish Rocket found his male-chicken soul. He thinks he is a guinea fowl since roosting with our small flock from hatch, thus he has imprinted on their characteristics. Mind you; he does not crow and runs about like a guinea fowl but, he mated with Lil Shartey for the first time yesterday. We are still longing to hear his first crow.

Bless your home from our happy hearts,
Nekkid Chicken





Saturday, December 27, 2008

Mr. Salad Fingers 3 months

Have you ever heard a Pig squeal his displeasure/ Hee heee, I am here to tell you, it is a deafening sound like breaking sound barrier. Hubby had a hard time holding this 30 pound bundle of squiggley muscle up just for a quick snap shot.

Mr. Salad Fingers has grown from a little 5 pound piglet born the last week of October to 30 pounds of fun, he thinks he is a dog too. He 'barks' kinda like the neighbors dogs at intruders. He also squeaks when he wants a deep tissue belly rub. His favorite things to nibble on are: Shoe Laces, top of mom's boots, dad's ankles and gives muddy kisses to Saenz & Zephyr's calves.





Here he is just yelling and protesting his picture being taken.



Here he is running for help and refuge to the guineas coop.



This is Saenz holding sweet Beijing, a silky smooth cross-breed banty, cochin.




All this took place on Christmas. Hope you all had a wonderful, family-filled day.
Nekkid Chicken

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas, Happy Birthday Dad!



Zephyr with the first dozen chicken tamales ready to steam.



Zephyr showing mommie how to frost Dad's cookie cake.




Saenz giving mom a very reluctant smile just for Dad's big day.


Santa's helpers busy at work.

Dad's cookie cake the boys made and decorated. However, I believe we should stop and give thanks. To our Creator and honor this season with wishes of happiness, joy, peace and good will towards all people.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bullies on eBay's blogs

On December 25 th, will be my 2 year anniversary of finding the blogs on eBay. I was selling at the time and found another seller 'had taken' my photos to sell their product.

At first, it was exciting to talk to people all over the world and get business advice. However, much like the world, the eBay blogs are multi-layered much like an onion with: hidden agendas, false persona's, cut-throat competition, copy-cats, scammers, thieves, and numerous personal vendettas to settle.

It's is a sad thing to say but I have seen kind people send money to 'help' others only to have those same folks torn apart by the people that gave a handout. Some even feel it is okay to pardon the ill treatment of other's because one person just has the need to bully others. I have seen horrible 'male bloggers' sexually harass female bloggers, say sexual things about their: children, husbands, even farm animals.

Sellers also talk about others on IM, give out customer information, and use others ideas.

A gift group was started but then 'some' decided it was their personal bank at certain times of the month and 'asked for gifts' to get by until their paycheck cleared.

As folks (sellers)grew comfortable; some would create zero ids (usernames) in order, to spread hate, lies or THE TRUTH about others though it would hurt their business under their normal blogging/selling id.

What is even more ludicrous is: eBay does "ALMOST" nothing to clean up or moderate the slander, libel, scamming, or sexual harassment of others. One BRILLIANT CRIMINAL MIND (a power seller) has found if comments are '''deleted''' then eBay will do nothing.

Why????????

Simple bottom line, eBay is losing money and this pond scum detritus adds to their coffers.

AND YET, of the 100 daily bloggers. I have made a hand full of friends whom I would give a organ to.

The world is a strange and lovely place, despite......Bullies on blogs.

Friday, December 12, 2008

When a book isn't a book

When Saenz was around three years old, I purchased him an educational book on Sharks. It was not a child's book but an adult's & hubby questioned why I spent so much on a book for a toddler. Though I did buy him children's books; this one book was something I knew would fill his heart with joy.

Saenz has always taken care of his books. Since he was 18 months old I knew without a doubt he was dyslexic and thus had no interest in scribbling in books. He has a great love of books and all things dealing with knowledge/discovery inside book covers.

So, this wonderful book had color pages on hundreds of shark species from conception to death; he and I would sit for hours 'reading' the book. He would even fall asleep holding this heavy, hard bound book.

This week, I left Zephyr home with his dad to go pickup Saenz after school. Let's just say; MEN ARE NOT MULTI TASKERS. Saenz's room was breached and not only did Zephyr make a mess of the room but, he literally 'broke' the Shark book.

When I got Saenz home and he opened his room door to the discovery. The look of pain, violation, and loss on his face was so great. My heart broke in half because I could do nothing to assuage his loss. Luckily, I did an immediate search on eBay and found the book. I am happy to report that I not only have the book on its way to Saenz's room; I have come to realize another thing.

The BOOK, was not just an object; it was a treasure cove of wonderful memories spent alone or with a parent. The BOOK, was a symbol of peace and harmony in a world that sometimes did not make sense do to a boy who's brain processes written information differently. The BOOK, was one small thread in "the quilt" that makes our 'family blanket' warm and safe to a ten year old boy.

Again, I am so fortunate to have my sons; they are my BOOK (for each day adds a page) & BLANKET of comfort.



Nekkid Chicken

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Guineas, Goats, and Pig

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week was a fun action-pack thrill ride.

We decided since our Guineas are big enough not to be taken off by an eagle or hawk; to let them free range during the day. At first they were reluctant to have the entire property to roam and clear of insects but soon they caught on to protecting their turf. The boys and I made the discovery by accident one afternoon if you drive towards them; they all RUSH you like a mob while making a horrendous noise (supposedly to frighten off predators). HOWEVER, if you honk the horn at them they scatter back to safety. This just made Saenz & Zephyr howl with laughter because no matter how many times we drove towards them, honked and backed off the Guinea Gang would still do the same thing over and over; leading my scientific minded Saenz to say;

"THOSE ARE SOME REALLY DUMB BIRDS."

ROFL

Obama my sweet but not too bright male Boer goat kept getting his rack stuck through a fence. No matter how you try, he is determined to hang himself through the fence. We have hung a double panel of chicken wire to keep Mr. Genius safe but, he figures out how to pull off the protective layer. Last time he got stuck, I tried to push is head down and back to release him to no avail. So, after an hour tug of war; I gave up and finished my bird rounds because they were STARVING. When I let the Guinea Gang out; they made a unified bee-line straight to where Obama was stuck & crying and let out this horrible noise like banshees laughing in the maw of Hell.

My educated wager was Obama could not stand the humiliation of being laughed out by the Guiena Gang and unstuck his own stubborn bright self.

Mr. Salad Fingers also disappeared for four hours and I was heart broken to think he was killed or taken off. After a long nap & a really hungry belly; he let us know he was under the house; unable to find his way out. Saenz basically started tearing the house apart to get him out. Wouldn't you know it, a hot dog got him close enough that Gil was able to grab his ear.

It's always an adventure here in Cow & Chicken Town.

As a family we are blessed with these beautiful creatures to take care of; and I would not change a thing.

~:>

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Mr. Salad Fingers 1st Bath

Just to let you know, a Piglet has a really bad odor if he is not allowed a place to defecate at night in the open. We have been keeping him in a dog kennel til we finish his POKE. Each morning, I have been rubbing him down with wet wipes but, he needed a bath desperately. So, this a.m. as a family; we gave Mr. Salad Fingers his first bath.









Let me tell you, the entire country side knew of his displeasure. ROFL
OH BY THE WAY
DID YOU KNOW; pigs can jump seriously considering buying him some basketball shoes & shorts to have him try out for the GW Longhorn team.
HEE HEEE ~:>

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mr. Salad Fingers is persnickety

MR SALAD FINGERS first meal. LOOK AT THE LOVE on his little face. ROFL,

HIS EYES ARE CLOSED!

SIRCACEE, you have to see your son.






Friday, October 31, 2008

Just a nude sketch I have done:


Happy Halloween,
Here is a quick doodle I made. I will be posting pictures of my sons' Halloween later. This will be Zephyr's first 'trick or treating' event.
Tomorrow, we will be attending George West's Storyfest. (small town fall festival)
Hope all is well,

Saturday, October 25, 2008

My motto: "The Anti Social Personality"

"I am not refusing to answer you,
I am acknowledging your "non-existing"
right to a converation with me;
by ignoring you."

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Skunks raided our Guinea Coop



This is a sad day on the farm, our guinea coop was raided last night by skunks. (caught in the act) Four guineas and one banty rooster was carried off. Makes me sad to know they met such a violent death.
Hubby, the boys and I will be reinforcing their house this afternoon. Yesterday, my favorite banty hen was taken, Orange Glo. She was such a great mother and egg sitter. She was also a hen that like to be handled and petted. I do try not to handle my birds much, I would rather they be 'natural.'
Good bye guineas, Sprout & Orange Glo
Thank you bonnielege for being so sweet and understanding for lighting that candle. It's much appreciated.
Hanging wings down here

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Wake up Saenz & Happy 4th Zephy
















Saenz is always grouchy before school. Soooooo much like his dad, not a morning person. Good morning my Little Man, Zephyr, at 0830 docs in Maryland were inducing me and upping the pictocin trying to urge him out.


Thing is; Little Man wasn't having it so later that evening docs took him by C-Section. OMG he was huge and loud 8 lbs and 15 oz with the wails of a MAD AS HELL, FOGHORN.

I love both my sons!
Happy Birthday
Mommie's Little Man
Daddy's Cuddle Cubby
(more pictures tomorrow)






Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

GAY BUG--not a virus

Okay I just love the way kids think and ask questions without filters.

Yesterday, Saenz saw two insects stuck together at the butt. They were insects because each had six legs and they were beetles of some sort and were obviously having insect sex. ROFL

Yes, it seems everything on our farm procreates & all year long.

So he asks me, "MOM, are those gay bugs?"

I told him, "I don't know. " And told him to them over and check for the "Bs"
(boobs or balls).

He said, "Nope that it would be rude to break up their pairing." He did want to know if they were both boys.

Again told him I don't know if they were boys or girls. But, if he felt it was important not to like or see gay things living.

"JUST STOMP THEM."

To which he replied, "NOPE, they are not hurting me."

To which I answered, "Remember that--once you become a man. No need to hate or dislike that which can not harm you. Even if something can harm you, Saenz, you can usually walk away and leave it alone."

So, I can't wait to see what his ten year old mind will come up with next. I am very aware he is coming into his own opinions about sex and body functions. I have noticed him getting jokes on television. This fact means I need to be proactive and ready for his questions because he is hearing things at school and other places. We also have two female cats that go into heat regularly so, their biological changes prompt conversations at least once a month.

Never a dull moment @ Cow & Chicken Town



Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Do you wonder?

Today, while driving Saenz to school. I thought about a news story I watched on television last night.

The subject dealt with:

A former scientist that was not mentioned in this years' awarding of the Pulitzer Prize in science. Yet, the men who did win stood on his research and discovery. The non-awarded discovered the gene that causes jellyfish to glow. They used his research to develop a technique to HIGHLIGHT the growth of cancer cells within living tissues. The non-awarde is now an out of work, scientist who found a ten dollar an hour job driving a courtesy van at a car dealership.

So here is the thought:

What brush of greatness have you had?

What thoughts rumble in your brain that never get to paper or see fruition?

As a fourth grade child, (LOS ANGELES, California) I got in serious trouble in my science class for suggesting that in the future test tube babies would be possible. Think about that, I was 8-9 in 1974 and I was almost suspended for suggesting such an UNGODLY act.

What future advancements are waiting on the tongue of small children who are blessed not to have constraints on their thinking & just need some one to listen.

Any who, I am just thinking aloud.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Mr. Dennis & my thoughts

I have a friend, Ms. Lilly and she is in her late sixties as well as her husband. Since we moved here in 2006, Mr. Dennis has been ill. The visible changes in his carriage and physical appearance are very noticeable and rapidly change. Ms. Lilly spends the better part of each week driving him to and from medical appointments in San Antonio (VA) and Corpus Christi.

It is so hard to watch a person deteriorate before your eyes however, from my vantage point it's more noticeable than from hers. This man is the love of Ms. Lilly's life and though she knows he is slipping--I can see changes in her. I really don't know if she is afraid he is suffering or more afraid of being alone with no one to take care of.

Another thing I think about is what is he thinking and feeling since he surely must know his time is drawing to a close in this life. I wonder he is too is just wondering when his suffering is going to end and the strain he most know he is putting on his wife from all the care she has to give. So, I sit and think about how I would carry on if I was in the same boat. Would I be a loving and supportive spouse if it was my husband?

All I can hope to do is be available for Ms. Lilly and be willing to listen to her fears and wipe her tears. I can offer her a place to come when she needs a break from her self. Though there are two decades separating our lives, I can see so much of me in her and vice versa. I pray & mediate to find the same grace and humility she walks with everyday.

Love Ya Ms. Lilly,
~:>

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Just a thought

Today, I got one of those crazy emails. You know the ones (chain mail); send this to 7 people and fortune will befall you. While, I would have normally just hit the delete button; this time I scrolled to find a wonderful thought that prompted this entry.

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'

When God takes something from your grasp,

He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to

receive something better.

The will of God will never take you where

the Grace of God will not protect you.'

And while I did send the email around after cutting out other's email addy's, I thought about the words. As I do not claim myself to be Christan because I am not by any stretch of the imagination--Christ like.

I do believe in being, doing, and giving the best of myself to others. I try to teach my sons the 'secrets' I have found to ease their paths in this life and the next by being true to their inherent human nature. I want them to be able to feel the connection, awe, and wonder this life has in everything to include death.

I want them to work for their sucesses and failures while trusting their deeds will enable them to reach for greater things than themselves. (I.E. Their own family-one day.) I want them to trust in having a future even when all the NOISE on television and other media rants about GLOOM & DOOM. All this entry boils down to is:

I believe in TRUST and I will walk in my own version of faith to honor a higher power----Our Creator.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Teaching Personal Repsonsibility


This is a sticky wicket with me. Friday, Saenz's teacher called me to inform of his lack of homework assignments. This shocked me to the core because he is not allowed to go anywhere in the house right after school until his homework is completed. As we work on it, I cook dinner & help Zephyr color.

The end of the six weeks was this passed week, and he has been dinged with three homework missing points. Basically this means he is not allowed to participate in Fabulous Friday. (Pizza Party, untucking of shirts and extra recess.) And here is where the problem lays:

He was all in tears about 'forgetting' his homework assignments and had the gall to ask me to help him out. Promising to turn in all his assignments if I call his teacher to get him allowed to participate.


THIS REALLY PIZZED ME OFF


1. What about the other children who met the standard?
2. Even hubby was pressuring me to HELP him out.
3. Do parents really expect their children to learn by shouldering all the weight of their child's mistakes and learning experiences?
4. I helped my child each night with his homework, ensured his homework was in his folders placed in his backpack, and taken to school everyday.
5. Does Saenz think BARGAINING with me will make me forget his responsibility to himself, his classmates and teacher?

SO::::::::::::::::

I told him "No way on this planet would I; pick him up early or get him to Fabulous Friday."

It is my responsibility to allow my child to feel the PRICK & Pain of his own lack of personal responsibility. Mind you, I am all for helping my child just not for shouldering his responsibility. Perhaps, this one disappointment will enable him to see how his INACTION'S carry weight and consequence?

WHO KNOWS but, this is my thought for the day.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Helping my son over come IRLEN

Just this year my eldest son, Saenz has been diagnosed with IRLEN or a variant on dyslexia. We already know he has ADD but a mild form. (MY theory is his behavior is linked to his inability to see as others do & thus he acts out.)

GO HERE FOR INFORMATION & DEMONSTRATION of how he sees.

http://www.irlen.com/

Since white paper and fluorescent lighting seems to be an issue for him. We are switching back to regular light bulbs in his room and the kitchen table (homework) station. This hopefully will help cut down some of his headaches until a certified physician comes back down to Cow & Chicken Town to test his 'color variation & astigmatism' and prescribe his layered colored glasses.

What is interesting is; his special education teacher wants to test me to see if his diagnosis has a heredity link. Either way, all I know is I have no depth perception, am clumsy and hate bright lighting.

Never knew my penchant for very dark curtains may be a link to a visual encoding & decoding problem in my own brain.

I will write more as we know more...............

Stay tuned, and I will let you know about regular vs. fluorescent light bulbs.

Friday, October 3, 2008

In the car; weird revelation

I was thinking today about how my husband and I decided the names for our sons. It's weird but in both cases, we were out driving & accomplishing errands.

Saenz Knight was picked on San Antonio's highway 90 and Zephyr Ayrt was decided coming back from the Betheseda in Maryland. Way weird to realize driving & highways have given us private time to talk about something significant like naming our children. I suppose it is a sign that Americans spend lots of time driving.

Either way, Saenz is named after each of his grandfathers' surnames. Zephyr is from Zephyrus (I love my tour in Crete, Greece.) and Aryt is from Tyra (She died while pregnant with him.) I hate to take credit for these names but like the uniqueness and them not being another common name. Their names have meanings and link them to their pasts.

Anyway that is my LIGHT BULB moment of the day. ~:>

Thursday, October 2, 2008

You May Not Know

This is a poem dedicated to all my brothers and sisters in arms in these uncertain times. I wrote this while remembering my own smallness and fear while on detail to a flight line:

You May Not Know

The sound of the ramp hitting ground
Vibrations of boots plunking sound
You are here to liberate
Just leaving family, last week-late

You May Not Know

The sound of a heart in its chest
Pushing blood at its best
Saluting a woodened box draped in shroud
That could be you-thinking not--aloud

You May Not Know

Nekkid Chicken
November 13, 2007

CUMP-NEY taught me to lurk.

I am a long time people observer, and this comes from my grandparents adage; "child should be seen and not heard." As children, we were expected to play outside all day and then come in for meals only to return to the outdoors after eating. Now, this changed if we has CUMP-NEY.

Then we had our faces, hands and yes--bare feet were washed along with hair tidied. When CUMP-NEY showed up, we sat quietly on the cross-legged on the floor out of traffic; while adults talked. It was hard to stay quiet and usually if the conversation turned 'private' we were soon ushered outside on the front porch. Mind you, the screen door did not silence the conversation.

CUMP-NEY taught me: racism, out of wedlock babies, marital affairs, stealing, lying, cheating, illnesses, bodily functions, finance, gossiping and just plain old human weaknesses.

Fast forward to my military career and we still had this version of CUMP-NEY. When folks got into trouble, they lost their status (security clearance) and someone had to escort them within secured areas to process paperwork. This is how several times I have been that child again sitting quietly on the floor while another's career hung in the balance over making poor choices. Again here we will leap forward into a public arena:

I have watched people all my life and will continue to do so. The one thing I will do is; not sugar coat what I see and feel when people want to be coddled for not accepting personal responsibility. I will not PUT ON AIRS for CUMP-NEY because to with hold honest opinion is the same as LYING in my opinion. And yes, I realize some folks have the gift of tact. I however, DO NOT. So to ask me to change my personnae to placate another in the name of false empathy is dishonest.

So here I will go back to lurking..................

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Simply family in touch with life

Each day, I awake to either stare off into the ceiling until my brain is ready to move. Or, I get out of bed to dress and get Saenz ready for school along with little man. Mind you; I wait until the sun has peeked in or we will chance running into a skunk, coyote, or oppossum on the way to our farm truck. Then armed with thermos or juice box we make our way to George West in relative silence for the 13 miles through back country "farm to market" roads.

My sons are fortunate because they can witness nature on our small five acres with our animals or play the wild animal tally each time we take a trip. This fine morning it was only 62 degrees outside and still kinda dark and we counting 5 rather large field rats, 3 Mexican eagles eating roadkill, countless cows of different breeds, butterflies and one very lost wild pig that ran out in front of us. Each day brings us new tallies and adventures in the 45 minute round trip. I think about how different their life would be in San Antonio with busing to school and traffic jams on the way home.

Each day I count my blessing for the sweetness of our country home, almost none existent crime, clean air (minus cow piles and chicken pooh), and realize we are simply family in touch with life around us.

~:>

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Rattlesnake PT2: repost from ebay

OKAY got the mess scared out of mePosted Sep-20-08 14:44:22 PDTSeems we have a HUGE rattlesnake hiding out near one of our coops. This sucker is long over 5 foot. Hubby went next door to get the neighbors 22. HOLEY MOLEY, told him three weeks ago I found a large snake shed but, NOOOOOOOOO!

So, he saw it and came back to the house. It went under a large round of hay. Now hubby and the neighbors are thrashing around outside trying to find it. WTH, does any man listen to a woman. Told him they would not find that her,,,,yes I know its a female. Grrrrrrrr
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Back to toptwinscrapmama ( 133) View seller's items | View BlogHusbands! U'd think they would learn to listen to their wife....but they never seem 2, always have to learn the hard way ! lol Have a good evening saenz.
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ewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items | View BlogOMG that's terrifyingly beyond scarey

find the holes, then spray bug spray into them, be ready when they come out to pin them and chop of the heads. That's how my dad killed snakes when I was young in WV, mom

hope he get them all

and NO man ever listens to a woman:0)

LOL
ewanna

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cvr069 ( 176) View seller's items | View BlogDid you clean up your mess?
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAAAAAAAAAAAAh just watching them

Yes my mess is cleaned up. They are tooo noisey for a snake.

EGADS

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogThing is Ewanna, My gut tells me the snake is UP in the round.
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Back to topneverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogAnother reason I don't live in TX LOL

Mal, that is terrible, I hope she slithers off into the scrub brush never to be seen again. I know you can't have her hanging around, but I just hate the thoughts of having to kill in her own territory.......you know how I am :(

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annamenter ( 2567) View seller's items | View BlogWe have one in our woods that comes out occasionally and scares me to death. At first I thought it was 5 foot long - but now when I tell hubby it's up to ten feet. Amazing how several sightings can increase their size. :o)
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHey Like I said, they did not find her. Sorry thing is, she has been hanging around BOOTY LIFTING field mice. ROFL
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAnna, I found her shed and told hubby. Did he listen nope, last weekend the little yearling rattler.
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annamenter ( 2567) View seller's items | View BlogBy the time I run home and report the darn thing is gone. It has almost become a pet by now. (NOT!) Men are just not fast enough in emergencies.
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Back to topewannaksg ( 95) View seller's items | View Blogthat's even worse, mal, you've got to find her and her holes and get rid of all of them. we don't need you bitten.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogThing is ewanna, he is going to have to mow the back forty. Then we have to flush her out. I can't have a breeder near where I work, animals live and kids play.
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blue_wonder_beyond ( 171) View seller's items | View BlogHey I always listen to my Wife, it's just always out of ear shot. Get ya sum moth balls....
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogMoth Balls
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sweet_rose_treasures ( 2747) View seller's items | View BlogMal this is maybe the momma to the small you got rid of? Time to lay out a few eggs, as a trap. Rattle sankes love eggs. This way you can flush her out.
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogGoth, I don't want to kill her but, there is no humane way here to move her.
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Gun debate, get one or not to get one?Posted Sep-21-08 07:15:08 PDTThat is the question...........After hubby finally saw the rattler I have told him about, seen her and found her shed. He just did not believe me I guess. You can read the post from yesterday when he spotted her. So, now our heated discussion is to buy and kept a shotgun.

He is for buying and I am against. Mind you, I know how he keeps care of his tools. (I am the one who picks them up and puts them back in his work shop.) So, my arguement is no way because even if the gun is kept in a gun safe; he would leave the keys hanging around.

---Both my sons are very adept hunters of small objects----

Next point, though we did kill the yearling ratter last week. I did not feel bad about killing it for the simple reason it was much harder to see, it did not rattle, and was laying in ambush mode. The five foot snake on the other hand, has lived a long time and has the "right" genes to pass on to future generations, and was not in our walking path.

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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogMolly my Dog caught a baby Rat on my back porch at Midnight!
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI was screamming
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frodobagginskennedy ( 1011) View seller's items | View BlogWell we are avocates for the NRA and the right to carry. BUT!!!! to be honest if I had children in the house NO FREAKIN way would there be a gun in the house.
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frodobagginskennedy ( 1011) View seller's items | View BlogJust to many innoncent accidents that are heartbreaking
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sweet.chevy ( 476) View seller's items | View Blogomg I am so scared of guns... and my youngest boy who be the inquisitive one here... We've had that debate about 2 weeks ago, I won for right now :(
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAre you serious, I hope she had her shots darimom. Those critters have nasty bites.

Frodo, My boys are 10 and 3 so, one of my friends lost her teenage boy to a gun incident. Another child aimed a gun at him, and needless to say a life was lost.

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sweet.chevy ( 476) View seller's items | View BlogAgrees with Frodo about the accidents and thats my worst fear.
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434charlene2 ( 14) View seller's items | View BlogGET ONE AND YOU KEEP THE KEYS
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogI am not afraid of guns, I am afraid of guns in the hands of children and careless people.
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maxwellvintage ( 1367) View seller's items | View BlogIt is best not to, when you have children and teenagers in the house. My opinion. Have a great weekend. :)
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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogYes she has her shots, but the rat climbed up the side of house hanging on my son window I was screamming at her to stop & then I got totally freaked out! so I could not sleep last night!
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sams-my-pegasus ( 284) View seller's items | View BlogNo! to guns, sadly they end up, somehow in the wrong hands!!
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogNo on the gun thing, its not safe around children
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogCharlene, Did you read-----I am 'against' guns with children in the house?

Max, Just scarey and thanks.

Darimom, Was not trying to be a smart butt just saying rats are vicious when cornered and their bites go deep. I would have freaked out too.......

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rooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View BlogWe have no rattlers here and my cats take care of the rats. As for security, well, we have BIG DOGS! I'd say no to guns with kids around -- whack it with a shovel!
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHUGS & Good morning Rooster, Guns & Children do not mix.
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rooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View BlogBTW, chickenmom, we ate our first squash of the season yesterday -- a yummy buttercup one. I'm savin' seeds for ya! Also have an acorn squash & a spaghetti squash we'll be eating soon:)
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI know they are scary and it was a baby so you know they're are more out there
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogChevy, I just can't agree with hubby on this point for the time being.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogRooster, You just hurt my tummy with anticipation. You lucky man!

Darimom, Mothballs under your porch and mint grown in pots should help.

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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogMolly is my Retiever and she like to hunt!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogWe have an arsonal in our home ... always have ... we are hunters ... my husband has raised and trained hunting dogs for 30 years. We have a 5x12 gun closet that is bolted/locked. There are two keys. We raised two boys and raised their friends. There was always a housefull of kids in our home watching TV, doing homework, hanging out while we were both home and away. Never an incident.

ON THE OTHER HAND .. my husband's cousin who had two boys the same age as our kids had an arsonal as well ... guns were never locked up ... the kids played with them and shot them off in the house ... they also burned the neighbor's barn down and ACCIDENTLY cut half their little sister's foot off with the lawn mower.

You and only you can make your home safe ... the only killing that went on in our home was when the hunting dogs killed my chickens.

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Back to toprooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View Blogstick to your guns (pun intended) and keep saying NO to guns with kids. ESPECIALLY if hubby is careless about putting things away.
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stalkedwhisper ( 482) View seller's items | View BlogWe own 4 guns...2 shotguns 1 rifle and one antique russian something. Not loaded, ammo is kept under lock and key. Had them for years. Safety is THE MOST important when owning guns.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogSeamstress, I know my sons and I know my husband. Guns are not safe to have in our home.
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI want a taser gun!
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogI like barker's because they are alarm bells.

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Back to toprooster613 ( 1558) View seller's items | View Blogjust my point, seamstress. The guns per se are not the problem, but sloppy safety practices (or lack thereof) is just asking for trouble.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogThen you've made a decision that you can live with and feel safe with .... now do it.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogWhat are you going to do with the bodies afterwards dari?
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogTrue Seamstress, Yet how can I say no to an adult? Kinda seems unfair but I can and will not faulter on this one.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View Blogseriously though darimom

mothsballs under your house will kept skunks and rodents mostly away.

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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogwant about a cattle prod?
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tryork5ifp ( 239) View seller's items | View Bloghandguns are one thing....shotguns are quite a separate matter.
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDarimom, Rats are great HIGH JUMPERS, Vaulters and Climbers.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogCome up with a compromise ... a system where only YOU have the key ...

I've killed nasty rodents with cast iron skillets and sauce pans ... I've also killed rattlesnakes with a club. Stock up on these items.

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tryork5ifp ( 239) View seller's items | View Blog...those little pumpkins you buy around halloween time are an even separater matter.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogGood Morning, Try-she/he-rupaul

Looking mightie RED HAWT this a.m.

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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogthey come from the house behind mine, the lady that lives there is nasty & piles her trash up in her back yard!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View Blog... looking very Divine!! Where you hiding your pistol?
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogMy compromise was 'weapons training classed for both', 'gun safe', 'hubby keeps gun locked up,' and 'key well hidden.'

If key is found, gun is not locked up, or laying about. Then it gets turned over to police.

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Back to top0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogI see ... I hide my cell phone between my bewbies when I'm not using it. Good place for a gun.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDarimom That is a public health hazard ask her to clean or you will report to the city.
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI gonna call the city on her again!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogHave an agreement ... buy the gun under your name so YOU can sell it.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHeee heee, seamstress has explosive bewbies. ROFL
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Back to topdarimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View Blogand the trash man comes twice a week she just lazy
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogGet Seamstress, In this county shotguns do not need to be registered or the person licensed.
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogI can see it now ... the headlines read ... 'man shot in face -- investigation continues'
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDari, I could not live with rats. Too many dieases in the wild and once their food supply dries up they migrate.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHEE HEEE, Seamstress you got big shebags or a little handgun?
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Back to top0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogIf you get a gun ... make it yours ... and you controll it's use ... have it locked up and YOU HAVE THE KEY ... have an agreement and stick to it.
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darimom96 ( 152) View seller's items | View BlogI'm really freaked out about this!
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View Blogno, I'm joking ... we do not own a handgun ... despite the arsonel my husband refuses to let me buy a small handgun and be licensed to pack. Go figure.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogSeamstress, That is the point to consider as well. I AM AGAINST A GUN IN THE HOUSE. So, by having it would compromise my beliefs on the subject.

Being a disciplined gun owner is not my hubby's bag.

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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogLet me know what you decide ... I came here to spam a little so I gotta go.

PS ... are there other ways to scare off rattlesnakes?

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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDarimom, Then you have no choice. Call the city, call Orkin................
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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View BlogYou said your boys hunted ... what guns and where located?

Can someone else store the shotgun for you ... we have done that for other people.

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0o--seamstress--o0 ( 23) View seller's items | View Blogcome visit my blog ... my handbags (not handguns) are safe.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogNo Seamtess, I said my sons were adept at finding/hunting small objects....IE. Keys.
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5687diane ( 432) View seller's items | View BlogWow hun, i don't know what to say. Isn't there another way to get rid of a rattler like maybe have animal control or someone else take care of it. We have our protection but it's locked away and even i don't know where the keys are. My hubby is very strict on that one. I wish I could help hun. Hugs
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Peeps Rock: repost from ebay

Do you know who I am speaking of?  <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


http://blogs.ebay.com/saenzmom/entry/19-Days-Waterfall-and-dragonflies/_W0QQidZ695699019


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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDiane What up!

Addy, I know you love yours too.

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adalina04 ( 406) View seller's items | View Blogher paintings are amazing and are truly a gift for all, they lift you up in your heart and soul, i am truly blessed to have met such an angel like cajun
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Back to topchief.joseph*s.trading.post ( 319) View seller's items | View Blogyes some peeps do rock and iam blessed to be engaged to one of them (((ada)))
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adalina04 ( 406) View seller's items | View Blogawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww chief
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogDon't you ROCK addy, canoe parker?

DDS, I was shocked and very please. Love Cajun's work.

Getting ready to do chicken chores. AAAAAAAAA the simple life.

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Baby Rattle Snake; Repost from Ebay

This is what I almost stepped on this morning.  Seems the animals are confused with the Texas weather.  This one was curled up and I almost stepped on top of it while in my yard. It was like 14 inches long, only had 2 buttons, had just fed and did NOT RATTLE because it was digesting its food. 


I got hubby and showed him and then he took the shovel and beheaded it. My boys walk through the yard all the time with sandals and such. Not after today, we are going to buy work boots.


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And here are my first two towel hangars I taught myself to make with the advice of frodobaggins and mynetoo.  Thanks Ladies, I have another 4 done and they are looking better with each one I practice.  My sister just bought her first home and I am making a load of hand made crocheted: hand towels, dish cloths, doilies, table runners to decorate her home.  Also will be making about 75 of these as Christmas gifts for others in our extended families.  

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Mixednut555-09/04/2008:repost from ebay

19 Days, Waterfall, and dragonflies
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Posted Sep-04-08 15:27:00 PDTI have been thinking of you for a long time almost as long as I walked with JoJo; though we have never formally met. Each time I focus on you with mediation and prayer; I get inner image of you--of dragonflies on summer breezes, green foliage, and warm smiles. I know of your pain, uncertainty, and fierce hope because I once held those traits close at hand.

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Boddhi knows how much you care for him; I can feel it in the man that he has become and is expressed through his art. You taught him how to love himself, his daughter and the world and this is also depicted in his artwork. Sometimes though, his ‘old soul’ needs to roam to find spiritual fulfillment and to seek out new experiences. He knows he is dying (albeit we all are) but not with the finality of his cancer sentence. Boddhi does not mean to hurt you; he is just following his path to assuage his own guilt, sins and other let downs.

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Now on to the waterfall, Kat all I can tell you here is; tears for you are okay. When I think of your waterfall; I believe perhaps it is our Creator’s way of being fruitful though you. Water is one of our life sustaining forces because much like our other needs without it we die. So perhaps your Waterfall moment is what refreshes you enough to carry on in this time of your life.

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Just know, I think of you always. I come to the blogs to find your words.
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Don’t give up,
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Mal
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Back to topadalina04 ( 406) View seller's items | View Blog((((((((((((((((((((((((((( hugs ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

thank you saenz those words mean everything when someone is in pain

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mixednut555 ( 6 ) View seller's items | View BlogI knew you were here. Thank you, my friend. As always, your words are beautiful and they feed my soul. Thank you. That is all I can say right now.

Much love,
Kat

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crouchingprairiedog ( 41) View seller's items | View Blog((((Kat))))))

Thank you Mal.

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mixednut555 ( 6 ) View seller's items | View BlogI also answered you on my own blog, Mal. You rock, thank you.

Thanks CPD

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For Dobbs, wrong convictions: repost from ebay

Wrongful convictions or bearing false witness. (FOR A TALK AROUND SENIOR FEMALE)
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Posted Sep-06-08 17:39:27 PDTLast night an interesting conversation took place between myself and another. Basically the story given by this blogger was she was giving facts whereas, I was bragging about education, experience, and talking down to others.
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"I DID NOT SAY YOUR NAME."
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Yet, when I put her comments within her blog thread and from a male blogger's post including similiar comments from my own. The above phrase was offered as a whimsical faulty reasoning. So, this got me thinking.
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If said blogger, a devout Christain was not in fact talking about me then she was "bearing false witness" against another thus breaking the 9th Commandment of the Bible. In the days of ancient Hebrews, the 'WITNESS' who gave testimony thus became another person's prosecutor. And in ancient times an accused person could be PUT TO DEATH over a malicious person "bearing false witness."
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After reading this and reflecting, that by 'talking around' and not actually saying or typing a person's name does not absolve a person from always telling the truth when confronted. In my opinion, lying against another fits into the 9th Commandment.
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So, as I sit here and ask myself. Have you committed this act? I am positive I have, thing is when I am questioned. As uncomfortable as I find myself feeling at the confrontation I will tell the truth.
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Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. (Exodus 20:16)
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observations-of-life ( 3407) View seller's items | View Blogvery well put and thought provoking.That's going to take some mulling over.Thanks
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crouchingprairiedog ( 41) View seller's items | View BlogHi Momma...(((hugs))))


<----understands the point completely..:0)

((((((waves(((((((

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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogall of us fall short from being perfect, that's why we should be grateful for what Jesus did for us and that His Father allowed him to come here on the earth.
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Back to tophealthyjerky4u ( 841) View seller's items | View Blog*pondering that thought*

When I usually want to talk about a person, in public setting...I most definitely will use their name (eBay id) within the context, either in the title of the post or my comment...Beating around the bush is just plain immature and a waste of time...JMHO...

Have a great day >:0)

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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogI have no idea what the bible says, but IMO if I say something that is directed at another I will tell them if they ask had I not already done so in my original thought/response/post.

bearing false witness....that sounds a bit strong, but, again I don't know the bible so I'm not sure of the biblical meaning of the phrase.

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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogAlso in ancient times, a woman did not speak unless she was spoken to and could also be put to death for that.
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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogdon't remember ever reading that in the Bible
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAfternoon, OBS

CPD, I also take the petty gossiping and egging on bloggers to fight as the same thing. A form of lying thus 'false witness.'

Shelld0n, It is when we don't recognize our own faults and mistakes when trouble gets deep.

Healthy,

True, you do "call" people out by name when it is in your vested interest. However see above comment to CPD. JMHO & you have a wonderful day.

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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogNBNB The meaning is basically TELLING LIES.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogShelld0n, Some read the Bible; some study this history behind it.
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View Blogthis = the

for the spelling/grammar po po

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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogAnd men were castrated in special social classes............
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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blognever said it was in the bible


many laws weren't in the bible

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Back to toppegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogThose were Eunichs
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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogunderstood saenzmom but I can't see Jesus teaching for women not being able to speak unless spoken to. The apostles one time tried to keep children from approaching Jesus but Jesus said to allow them
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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogOh, if it means a straight up lie hell no I don't do that....Ask me and I'll tell you the truth, even if you don't want to hear it....or you can just delete it because the truth does sting some a bit too deeply ;)
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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogall laws were in the Bible, maybe you're thinking of man made laws, whereas I'm thinking of God given laws.
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healthyjerky4u ( 841) View seller's items | View BlogBut, it can't be a ONE person perfected effort...

That also includes ALL "behind the scenes" BS...

Since that all relates in some way...Just thinking...

So let's all refrain from anything petty and life on the blogs will be "perfect"...

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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogShelld0n,

Those rules come much later in the OLD TESTAMENT. But, the silence thing is not. It was having a position of authority in the church.

Teaching or Preaching

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prettythings.2007 ( 280) View seller's items | View Blogjust pondering being confused and maybe greatful I missed something! :) LOL hey everyone! hope all is well...

OMG peg! ROLFMAO!!!!! welcome to the new milinium! :)

we will all know when obs is done pondering, as this post will be pasted into his blog along with his "thoughts" from the pondering! Cannot wait to read it! :)

my philosophy is "laughter is the best medicine, but honesty is a measure of true character!"

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogNBNB She said HELL NO!
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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogJudaism and Islam as well, Peg as well as some followers of early Christianity considered castration as an acceptable way to counter sinful desires of the flesh. Origen is reported by Eusebius to have castrated himself based on his reading of the Gospel of Matthew 19:12
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogTrue this statement, "But, it can't be a ONE person perfected effort... "
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Back to toppegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogI commented about "ancient times" not the bible


and yes that was a man made law based on the bible and the interpretation of the bible.

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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogLOL Mal that reminds of the movie the Apostle with Duvall...I LOVE that movie!
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogPretty, I can't wait to see the post too. He usually has some interesting insights. ROFL Don't condone them all but agree with some.
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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogthat's contradictoring isn't it? man made law based on the Bible....
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogNBNB I LOVE THAT MOVIE
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Back to toppegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogDon't get me wrong pretty, I unlike some men from these blogs thinks its perfectly ok for the woman to "wear the pants"


and men and women are equals, even though society doesn't see it that way.

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prettythings.2007 ( 280) View seller's items | View BlogLOL saenzmom... I so know what you mean! :)

peg, too bad we don't live by those laws today! this world would be so different! LOL

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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogStaying on topic with Mals thought...If you dont want the truth do NOT ask the damn question...Ask the question have the nads to not run from the truth...Peg you are guilty of that one buddy.
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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blogyes it is contradictory shelldon, as many things are contradictory based on the bible.


such as seperation of church and state, yet we have the word GOD on the U.S. dollar

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prettythings.2007 ( 280) View seller's items | View Blogpeg, I took no offense! :) you should know me better than that by now! I am a little mad that your comment made me laugh, causing my soda to come from my nose! LOL
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Back to toppegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogSo we were all having a decent conversation here neverbranded until you decided to start pointing fingers
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogShell, Laws are made to contrain people from straying outside the range of norm.
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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogI dunno know why, but Duvall is hawt IMO lol
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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogi agree peg, have you ever looked into the separation and state thing?
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogPlease keep talking, I need to go close the coop doors.

WILL BE RIGHT BACK

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Back to topneverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogLOL Yup Peg its all MY fault...you are hilarious.
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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blogyes shelldon there have been a lot of different takes on it, from the ten commandments displayed on courthouse lawns to a local thing that I witnessed where a little town had these women who practiced Wiccan, and didn't believe that the Nativity scene belonged on the courthouse lawn either.
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healthyjerky4u ( 841) View seller's items | View Blog<--- knows my "place"...

I will give respect when respect is earned...I know the same goes for me...But, I cannot be a slave to any man, because the "good book" says I should...Times have changed majorly since the Roman "chauvinistic era"...I rather grow up to be a lonely old spinster, then to take any kind of belittling orders from a merciless man...

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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blog"Peg you are guilty of that one buddy." <--------- this statement right here makes it your fault yes


as noone was talking badly about anyone until you decided to accuse me of


what is it exactly that you are even accusing me of?

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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogNo, Peg, that statement is FACT LOL.
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Back to toppegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogI agree with you Healthy, times have changed but there are far too many men that don't agree with or see that and still think a womans place is barefoot, pregnant and at home slaving for her man.


Its a team effort the way I see it

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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogthis was fun but daughter just got back with Taco Bell and sand for the gerbil to play with
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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blogonly in your mind its fact, do you have proof to back that up?
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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogBTW, "seperation of church and state" is actually from a letter Jefferson wrote and not stated in the constitution, although the implication is clear.
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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogIn fact the bible says the same thing that a man and a woman are a partnership

nowhere in the bible does it say that the man has control over the woman

it says that the man has a duty to the woman and the household and a woman has a duty to her husband and the household


that says equality to me

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Back to topneverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogAww Peg do you really want to go down that road?
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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blogare you googling again? thats almost word for word what wikipedia says
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogOkay, Sorry farm life called.

I am reading there is some under tones here.

Healthy, That is why I waited to marry later than my peers and have children later as well. By the time I did marry, I was set in my ways.

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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blogif you wanna make accusations, than so be it, go down that road


you can't call a statement "fact" without proof to back it up


but before you even do that, you might want to explain your "statement" so it is clear what you are accusing me of being guilty.

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogOk, This blog turned unhappy.
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Back to tophealthyjerky4u ( 841) View seller's items | View BlogI was trying to communicate happiness and be civil...

But, I guess it wasn't on the mind of other folks...

>:0(

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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogI was just trying to have a conversation here


and than someone pointed fingers and started accusing

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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogJust paste back what I said the other night in your very own blog Peg....Mal wont delete it.

As for what I know, you really are better off leaving that road less traveled ;) I'm not in grade school and your chest bumping 'back it up' bothers me not, I know what I know being fact and that's all I need.

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shelld0n ( 0 ) View seller's items | View Blogi was just trying to get saenzmom to let me borrow her vaccum man
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neverbrandedneverbroke ( 983) View seller's items | View BlogAlso in ancient times, a woman did not speak unless she was spoken to and could also be put to death for that.
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Your first comment, but now you are the one "just trying to have a conversation". Yes that pertained to the topic at hand posted by Mal..You really are full of yourself Peg.

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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHealthy, Who are the other folks?

Loans out TIGHTIE WHITIES to shelld0n.

Waiting for the rest of the story.

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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blogthere is no "chest bumping"


there was you accusing me and I asked what you are accusing me of and you still haven't done that, all I hear is excuses and you trying to paste things


so either out with it or go make up lies about other people.

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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View BlogAnd my comment was made to show that there are many different things that happened in ancient times that do not happen today in response to this

"And in ancient times an accused person could be PUT TO DEATH over a malicious person "bearing false witness.""


not sure why you took that personally?

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View Blogawaiting other party
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pegonthe-bay ( 466) View seller's items | View Blogwell I guess I'm done here it takes 10 minutes for a response. good night
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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogPeg, Ancient Hebrew for your last quote from my blog.
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healthyjerky4u ( 841) View seller's items | View BlogMAL, I was referring to NBNB and PEG...

I don't know where the conversation went wrong...

Oh well...Going back to lurking...

Take care...

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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogAnd to counter, "People are on death row who have been accused by a 'false witness.'
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saenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogHealthy,

If memory serves me, NBNB once asked Peg why he used her name in reference to his sister.

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healthyjerky4u ( 841) View seller's items | View BlogOh, I didn't know about that, mal...

I am really out of the loop on somethings, that happen around blogland...

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Back to topsaenzmom ( 537) View seller's items | View BlogYes, Healthy

He then side stepped the issue when she put a post asking him about a blog he deleted.

I am wondering which ancient cultures he is referring to as well. Women had roles in the early church until I believe the second century when Christianity was expanding its reach. Then again I may be
wrong.

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observations-of-life ( 3407) View seller's items | View BlogI am going to add my two cents on equality here.Pegs you stated and boasted that you call your wife a bitch every day so that means that she calls you a bastard in like kind thus your children are learning this behavior as being acceptable.
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